The Painting Process
Everytime I start a new painting I feel excited and I am in a total panic at the same time. I am sure every artist will know that feeling. Allthough it is not easy to endure: I love that feeling!
When I start painting, I don’t take the paint and the brushes, but I sit and become aware of my feelings – my body. As soon as I can feel “everything” and don’t think anymore, I take my brushes and the painting starts. Sometimes the thoughts come back and want to influence my painting. At that moment I stop, sit, become aware of me in my body until the thoughts are gone and I continue.
Colours make me live
The colour wheel has become important in the time I have been painting. The time I took searching and reading about the colourwheel really was well spent.
It clarified a lot of how I feel about some colours. It also showed me why I used which colour. Furthermore I learned to get depth in a painting and I learned so much about shadows.
Do you see my black nail?
I had clamped my thumb between the car door. That was not funny!